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Thread: New? style of pins?

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    Senior Member Aunt Doggie's Avatar
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    Just read a book (maybe it was just writer's wishfull thinking?)
    and her character used "fork" styled pins to keep seams together for matching up...
    Said they were kinda like a bobby pin - you stick one side on each of the sides of the seams and the seams don't shift when sewing... so seams/points match up.....?
    Can't find these magical pins...
    Anyone heard of these? Do you use?
    Thanks for the help!!! ;-)

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    they are made by Clover.... Fork Pins #240
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    No, but I use very fine silk pins. I can even sew over the pins if I really don't want the matched seams to move.

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    I got a box about a month ago at my LQS. Sorry can't take a pic, don't have a camera. They were expensive and not all that sure they were worth it ! Came in a small box and were similar to a bobby pin but the 2 sides were parallel to each other, about 1/2 apart, intead of coming together like a bobby pin does.
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    How's that for an idea? LOL :idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsewer
    I got a box about a month ago at my LQS. Sorry can't take a pic, don't have a camera. They were expensive and not all that sure they were worth it ! Came in a small box and were similar to a bobby pin but the 2 sides were parallel to each other, about 1/2 apart, intead of coming together like a bobby pin does.
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    How's that for an idea? LOL :idea:
    What are they called?

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    never heard of them....wwhy not try a bobby pin???? :)

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    Don't remember right off hand but i'll look and see if it'son the box when I go up to my sewing room tonight.

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    I also purchased these pins. Do not think they are as good as the extra fine glass head pins. Found them to be dull in comparison.

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    Thanks Ken for the pic!

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    you can get them cheap at jewelry supply under:'U PINS'
    used for holding down jewelry,
    or florist supply also, those are longer though

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    and cheaper

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    They remind me of the hairpins that we used to use as teenagers to keep our hair up in French Curls & the French Twists! Alot of you will remember those!! Back in the 60's & 70"s!!! LOL Course the hairpins probably wasn't as sharp. I have never used the ones for sewing.

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    I think they've been around a little while, and I've seen them in LQS, and thought of getting some to pin layers to carpet for layering,
    but never bought nor used them.
    How do they work out, anyone used them?

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    Connecting threads has them and they are called fork pins.

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    Fork pins. The pic a acouple of frames before my comment are the ones I have.

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    I purchased these fork pins and did not like them. They bend too easy so I don't use them very often.

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    I bought some of these fork pins a while back...I have better luck with fine glass-head pins.

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    Well...Doesn't look like anyone likes these, so guess I will pass on getting them!

    Maybe I should just SLOW down when sewing!!!???
    Not going 100 miles an hour, I might match them up better! :lol:

    Thanks everyone!

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    i have some. if i could find them , i'd use them. sigh.

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    i was given a package to try and used it on the first cross seam and put them aside. Just don't work for me.

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    two straignt pins do the same job

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    I'm suspecting they are fatter pins than ordinary ones? I like a very thin pin.

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    HI. They carry them at Nancy's Notions and at Clothildes. I just bought some - they came but I haven't had a chance to try them out yet. Will let you know what I think when I do some quilting later in the week.

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    They are very thin - much thinner than I expected. We'll see how they work.

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    Thanks for doing the "test drive" and letting me know!

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